Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3) eBook

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CHARLES THE FIRST.1
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.3
THE DEATH OF CHARLES IX.5
ROYAL PROMOTIONS.7
NOBILITY.8
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FIRE, AND THE ORIGIN OF FIREWORKS.11
THE BIBLE PROHIBITED AND IMPROVED.14
ORIGIN OF THE MATERIALS OF WRITING.17
ANECDOTES OF EUROPEAN MANNERS.22
THE EARLY DRAMA.29
THE MARRIAGE OF THE ARTS.32
A CONTRIVANCE IN DRAMATIC DIALOGUE.35
THE COMEDY OF A MADMAN.36
SOLITUDE.37
LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS.41
ANECDOTES OF ABSTRACTION OF MIND.44
RICHARDSON.47
INFLUENCE OF A NAME.49
THE JEWS OF YORK.58
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SEAS.61
ON THE CUSTOM OF KISSING HANDS.62
POPES.64
LITERARY COMPOSITION.65
POETICAL IMITATIONS AND SIMILARITIES.71
Gray, in his “Progress of Poetry,” has72
Gray has83
EXPLANATION OF THE FAC-SIMILE.83
LITERARY FASHIONS.85
THE PANTOMIMICAL CHARACTERS.88
EXTEMPORAL COMEDIES.97
MASSINGER, MILTON, AND THE ITALIAN THEATRE.102
SONGS OF TRADES, OR SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE.105
109
INTRODUCERS OF EXOTIC FLOWERS, FRUITS, ETC.111
USURERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.116
CHIDIOCK TITCHBOURNE.126
ELIZABETH AND HER PARLIAMENT.132
ANECDOTES OF PRINCE HENRY, THE SON OF JAMES I., WHEN A CHILD.137
THE DIARY OF A MASTER OF THE CEREMONIES.144
DIARIES—­MORAL, HISTORICAL, AND CRITICAL.153
LICENSERS OF THE PRESS.160
OF ANAGRAMS AND ECHO VERSES.170
ORTHOGRAPHY OF PROPER NAMES.176
NAMES OF OUR STREETS.178
SECRET HISTORY OF EDWARD VERE, EARL OF OXFORD.180
ANCIENT COOKERY, AND COOKS.182
ANCIENT AND MODERN SATURNALIA.190
RELIQUIAE GETHINIANAE.200
ROBINSON CRUSOE.203
CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT DRAMAS.205
THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE DURING ITS SUPPRESSION.208
DRINKING-CUSTOMS IN ENGLAND.217
LITERARY ANECDOTES.221
CONDEMNED POETS.224
ACAJOU AND ZIRPHILE.227
TOM O’ BEDLAMS.229
INTRODUCTION OF TEA, COFFEE, AND CHOCOLATE.233
CHARLES THE FIRST’S LOVE OF THE FINE ARTS.240
SECRET HISTORY OF CHARLES THE FIRST, AND HIS QUEEN HENRIETTA.246
THE MINISTER—­THE CARDINAL DUKE OF RICHELIEU.256
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FELTON, THE POLITICAL ASSASSIN.271
JOHNSON’S HINTS FOR THE LIFE OF POPE.277
MODERN LITERATURE—­BAYLE’S CRITICAL DICTIONARY278
CHARACTERISTICS OF BAYLE.284
CICERO VIEWED AS A COLLECTOR.290
THE HISTORY OF THE CARACCI.292
AN ENGLISH ACADEMY OF LITERATURE.[274]298
QUOTATION.305
THE ORIGIN OF DANTE’S INFERNO.309
OF A HISTORY OF EVENTS WHICH HAVE NOT HAPPENED.314
OF FALSE POLITICAL REPORTS.322
OF SUPPRESSORS AND DILAPIDATORS OF MANUSCRIPTS.327
PARODIES.335
ANECDOTES OF THE FAIRFAX FAMILY.341
MEDICINE AND MORALS.343
PSALM-SINGING.349
ON THE RIDICULOUS TITLES ASSUMED BY ITALIAN ACADEMIES.355
ON THE HERO OF HUDIBRAS; BUTLER VINDICATED.364
SHENSTONE’S SCHOOL-MISTRESS.367
BEN JONSON ON TRANSLATION.371
THE LOVES OF “THE LADY ARABELLA."[322]372
DOMESTIC HISTORY OF SIR EDWARD COKE.384
OF COKE’S STYLE, AND HIS CONDUCT.392
SECRET HISTORY OF AUTHORS WHO HAVE RUINED THEIR BOOKSELLERS.394
END OF VOL.  II.404
FOOTNOTES: 405
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